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Race Information (Traverse City, MI)

RACE INFO: Jolly Pumpkin Run (Traverse City) | Sunday May 19th, 2019

Course Description ~ These new Jolly Pumpkin Run 5K & Mile courses are at the Old Mission Peninsula location in Traverse City!  The most beautiful & scenic courses in Michigan!  The race offers beautiful views of Grand Traverse Bay, local vineyards, boathouse, pine forests; courses are rolling & scenic!.  Donations to Mission Point Lighthouse.

Course Maps:


Race Features:
2bottlesa  Start & Finish at the Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant & Tap House: 13512 Peninsula Dr Traverse City, MI 49686 (MAP)
2bottlesb  Entry limits: The 5K event is limted to 1,000 participants.
2bottlesa  Post race food buffet:  Great post race Jolly Pumpkin Food & Beer in the race tent behind the Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant & Tap House.
2bottlesb  Drinks: Beer, or Pop. (In addition to bottled water on the course)  There will be one drink ticket on your race bib.  You are required to be at least 21 years of age and have your driver license ID & race bib ready to enter our secured beer area.
Read about the different types of Jolly Pumpkin beer HERE!
2bottlesa  Finisher Medals: To all 5K Run/Walk and Mile participants.
2bottlesb  Sport tech unisex t-shirts:  Awesome sport tech UNISEX t-shirts for all participants.
2bottlesa  Parking information coming soon
2bottlesb  Shuttle Buses: There are NO shuttle buses.
2bottlesa  Course Availability (Times):  THE FINISH LINE SHUTS DOWN AT 12:30 PM.
2bottlesb  Hotel Accommodations – coming from out of town?  Receive special Room Rates at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.  Reservations must be made NO LATER than April 18, 2019.  See all of the details at the bottom of this web page.
2bottlesa  Age Group Awards – M/F, 3 deep, 5-year age group increments, from 14 years old to +75 yrs old – pickup your award at our finish-line Awards Tent behind the Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant & Tap House at 12:15 pm.
2bottlesb  B-Tag Timing – (ChronoTrack chip in bib) for ALL events
2bottlesb  PLEASE DO NOT LITTER!  Thank You!

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS: Contact Mark Koehl, Registration Director at mkoehl08@comcast.net

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — Contact Jill Whitehead (volunteers receive an official Jolly Pumpkin Run Race shirt) at: marchjill11@gmail.com

SPONSORSHIPS — Contact Kim Johnson for sponsorship program info. at: Kim@konarunningcompany.com or go to Sponsors Page for more info.

2019 Sport tech unisex t-shirt
2019 Jolly Pumpkin Run (Traverse City, MI) t-shirt

2019 Finisher Medal
2019 Jolly Pumpkin Run (Traverse City, MI) Finisher Medal

5K Course Map (Traverse City, MI)
(Click on image for a LARGER printable map)
Jolly Pumpkin Run (Traverse City, MI) Course Map

Download and read all of the beer descriptions HERE!
(Click on image for a LARGE readable PDF file)
Jolly Pumpkin Run Beer Descriptions

2019 Partnership between Grand Traverse Resort and Spa & Kona Running Company
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard, Acme, MI 49610

Receive 2019 Kona Running Co. room special Corporate rates
per night as shown below…


Click on Grand Traverse Resort and Spa logo or CLICK HERE and book your room.  Your Promo code “JPR0519” is already included in the link.
Or call: 800-968-7352 and give them the Promo Code.

Room Type Sat 05/18/2019 Sun 05/19/2019
Hotel King $165.00 $119.00
Tower King $243.00 $159.00


These rates are European plan (no meals included) rates. Room rates quoted above are per room per night and are based on single/double occupancy and are non-commissionable net rates; subject to state tax (which is currently 6%) and convention and visitor’s bureau assessment (which is currently 5%), and other applicable taxes. Additional adults in a guest room will be charged a $15.00 per person, per night rate for the duration of their stay
(excludes condos).

It is important that each guest contact the Resort at least thirty days prior to your arrival date and identify yourselves as part of Kona Running Company, and provide the Resort with guest name, home or business address, email address (if any), requested type of room, requested bed type (i.e. king, double/double, queen, twin or suites), check-in and check-out dates, and VIP status.

In addition to the rates set forth above, there will be a daily resort fee. The daily resort fee is currently $16.95 per room, per night, which includes; unlimited use of resort fitness center including cardiovascular and strength training equipment, whirlpools, saunas and indoor pools, seasonal access to outdoor pools and beachfront facilities, preferred guest pricing for our golf courses and tennis facilities, in-room coffee, high-speed internet access in Hotel and Tower guest rooms, on-property shuttle service to Cherry Capital Airport and Turtle Creek Casino, unlimited toll-free and credit card access phone calls, voicemail message service, daily newspaper upon request, use of safe deposit box, preferred car rental pricing through Enterprise in Traverse City, golf bag storage, and parking. The resort fee will be automatically posted to your attendees’ guest room account. Fee and services are subject to change.